Lenny Silverberg studied painting at Brooklyn College with Ad Reinhardt, Burgoyne Diller, and Jimmy Ernst.
In the 1960’s he participated in experimental light shows with artist Bruce Conner and filmmaker Ben Van Meter that directly informed visual stage performance design for era-defining musicians and bands including Cream, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, and Janis Joplin.
In addition to being featured in countless exhibitions at galleries and museums, Silverberg has work in the collections of The Library of Congress, the Grundwald Collection at UCLA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Achenbach Collection at The Legion Of Honor in San Francisco.
Silverberg has taught painting and drawing at the DeYoung Museum Art School in San Francisco, College Of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and the Architecture Department at UC Berkeley.
He now lives in the Bronx, New York and in Los Ojos, New Mexico.